I've worked in the Big 4 for almost 20 years. I absolutely loved my job and in my 20s and much of my 30s gave it everything I had. Going back, post babies was a massive shock for me. Calibrating to life as a working Mum was extremely difficult. I was constantly guilty, exhausted, logging on from home most evenings and my confidence was shot.
It took me three years to figure out what it was that was holding me back. When I worked it out, I left a job I loved to become a coach so I could help women just like you know what it is that I didn't know when I went back.